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Oct 17, 2012 6:00am PDT
>>> disgust and distrust. okinawans react to a case of alleged sexual assault involving u.s. servicemen and wonder how it will affect the realignment of american forces in japan. people in okinawa have lived with u.s. military bases in their backyard for decades. american forces are supposed to protect them, and the rest of japan in the event of a threat. but many okinawans aren't feeling so safe around u.s. servicemen right now. two navy personnel are accused of raping a woman. the case could further strain japan/u.s. security ties. investigators say the men attacked the women before dawn tuesday on a street in the central part of okinawa's main island. they say the suspected raped and injured her and then made off with some of her personal belongings, including her bag, mobile phone, and some of her clothes. the servicemen arrived in okinawa sunday and were supposed to leave for guam tuesday. okinawa governor hirokazu nakaima met john roos at the american embassy in tokyo. nakaima expressed grave concern the matter could irreparably damage trust between okinawa and the u.s
KCSMMHZ
Oct 19, 2012 6:00am PDT
>>> curfew order. all u.s. forces in japan face an unprecedented nighttime restriction after two navy sailors are accused of raping a woman in okinawa. welcome to nhk world "newsline." american military personnel in japan will be watching the clock for the foreseeable future. their commanders imposed a temporary curfew following a case of rape in okinawa involving two u.s. servicemen. the order applies to all of the nearly 40,000 american military personnel stationed across the country. nhk world reports. report. >> reporter: the commander of u.s. forces in japan made the announcement in tokyo. >> under u.s. paycom commander authority i am immediately issuing a curfew to all military personnel in japan both temporary and assigned. >> lieutenant general salvatore angelella says the curfew will be in place from 11:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. it will apply to all u.s. forces in japan, including those who come here for a short time. the decision follows the arrests earlier this week of two u.s. navy sailors. they are accused of raping a woman in okinawa. the pair is being held at the japane
KCSMMHZ
Oct 1, 2012 9:30am PDT
of us consumers, and a reason for great concern in the poorest parts of the world. the un's food agency is already warning of more famines on the way, as the third major price hike in five years begins to bite. the main reason for the current climb is that three of the world's largest wheat exporters -- america, russia and australia -- are suffering simultaneous droughts. but that's not the only factor that drives volatility on food markets. we looked at the reasons why rising prices can start to spin out of control. >> grain has always glowed gold -- and these days, it's worth almost as much. this year has seen food prices soar. between june and september of this year, the price of corn suged 50%, while the price of wheat jumped 45% and soy 40%. what's behind these dramatic price hikes? it all began with a drought. in the us, the world's top corn producer, scorching sunshine withered the nation's crops. this had far-reaching consequences. >> when corn prices rise steeply, as has been the case in the past three months owing to the drought, the price of wheat jumps as well. because then
KCSMMHZ
Oct 5, 2012 6:00am PDT
and members to the staff of the site. they used the plant's emergency response center to communicate by video link with the agency's headquarters in tokyo. they rehearsed measures to evacuate the village and ensure the safety of its residents. >>> turkish commanders are mobilizing armored vehicles along the border with syria. they have been increasing their security since an attack on a border down. the turkish government action follows a second straight of artillery strikes by its military. those forces were retaliating for a syrian mortar attack on on the town of akcakale. the border attacks killed five civilians including a woman and her three children. prime minister recep tayyip erdogan says turkey would never want to start a war, but he said nobody should test turkey's determination to protect their borders. the united nations security has expressed concern about the situation along the border. it issued a statement denouncing the mortar attack. >> the members of the security council condemn in the strongest terms the shelling by the syrian armed forces. >> the statement says the shelli
KCSMMHZ
Oct 8, 2012 2:30pm PDT
be used to prevent crises. there are a lot of discussions to come, for example, greece and what the troicha what they will say. spain could be next. with all of these discussions to come, it's very important that they send a signal saying that they're taking actions that are credible and they stand together. >> there has been a general sense of relief that it is now in place, but what about the reaction from the stock markets? we have more on that. >> how could the euro fund create confidence? it became clear shortly after. shortly after they signed the agreement in luxembourg, the rating agency fitch gave it's first credit rating -- aaa, the best you can get. the esm really is an important component but the question remains how and when the economy will start to get in gear again especially in countries like spain, italy, and france. it is why the introduction really did not inspire on the stock trading floors this monday. >> we will have more on the implications later in the show with reports on portugal and greece. for now, a closer look at the market numbers. the dax 1.5% do
KCSMMHZ
Oct 25, 2012 6:00am PDT
. assistant secretary of state kurt campbell, who arrived in japan on thursday, is in charge of u.s. policies on east asia. he said he met with china's vice foreign minister in the u.s. before leaving for japan. >> we talked about the importance of relations between china and japan are restored and improved, and that is in the best interests of not just the peoples but the countries and everyone in the asia-pacific, including the united states. >> campbell is scheduled to meet with japanese officials to discuss bilateral cooperation on situations in east asia. >>> we interviewed a prominent british analyst on how he sees japan/china relations at the moment. professor michael clarke is director general at the royal united services institute for defense and security studies. >> for european, we understand the issue, i think, of the islands. we understand the delicacy of the issue. but it is a problem that can be similar disputes all around the world, and they will flare up from time to time. the most important thing from tokyo's point of view is not to allow too many precedents to be set on eit
KCSMMHZ
Oct 3, 2012 2:30pm PDT
a series of car bombs target government forces in aleppo. >> the u.s. revs up what europe stalls. -- while europe's tallest. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- it is the day the people of germany celebrate the unity. 22 years ago, east and west reunited with the blessing of their european neighbors. now there has been a pill to draw the right lessons in the crisis europe faces. >> the president of the parliament says his country must strive for greater unity in europe and he warned against perverting -- reverting to old national rivalries as the weaker members of the eurozone struggle. >> the speech in munich is the center of the celebration. >> the ceremony began with music from richard strauss's opera. more than 1500 people attended the ceremony, including germany's top political leaders. the bavarian state premier compared the process of german unification to that of creating a united europe. then he gave the keynote address. >> we are german europeans. we must devote to the nfl -- unification of europe the same effort we made in german unification. he add
KCSMMHZ
Oct 9, 2012 9:30am PDT
. good to have you with us. here's what is coming up -- the war of drug gangs w w w w w whyy torn down. and symbols of the cave -- why there are so many castles in germany. south of france is one of europe's most popular tourist destinations, but few people actually have my say on their mind. france's second-largest city has always had a bit of a dodgy reputation. drug trafficking and crimes is big in marseille, just like in any of the port city, and the gangs that dominate the scene have been involved in a brutal war for months now. more than 20 people have been killed since the beginning of this year. >> the northern district of marseille are rundown and neglected. drug gangs rule supreme here. they control entire housing estates, guarding the entrance is. we would not have dared to come here unaccompanied. the streets are no go areas. normally camera crews are driven away forcibly. we have a former police officer with us. he investigated crime here for 20 years. he and his colleagues were not often successful, but they managed to catch some dealers. over time, he got to know their m
KCSMMHZ
Oct 16, 2012 6:00am PDT
, but they didn't. it means they were up to something by using this course. >> so according to what you think, you don't think this action is normal. now, what do you think are the intentions of china, then? >> yes. we have to consider about the two divisions. one is the central government, central china deciding plot this course, it means they want to see or understand the japanese reaction not only from government or from -- of course also from the society. one more thing is they of course want to show their presence in this area. navy vessel is quite different from the civilian vessel. navy vessel, the meaning is quite different. and one another is the independent operation by lower-level command. they want to appear to central patriot action, patriot feeling. so it is much more dangerous. t patriot action, patriot feeling. so it is much more dangeroul to patriot action, patriot feeling. so it is much more dangerous. >> so they may be acting independently from what the central government is telling them. do you think there are any possibilities that the dispute between japan and china will actu
KCSMMHZ
Oct 2, 2012 6:00am PDT
chinese name. it also said the u.s. and japan crafted back room deals to give the japanese government administrative control over senkaku. it calls the alleged agreement illegal and invalid. the government-controlled "china daily" ran similar advertisements last week in "the new york times" and "the washington post." japanese officials launched a protest against the newspapers for printing the ads. the foreign minister koichiro gemba has indicated japanese authorities will increase their efforts to assert their position on the islands to the international community. >> something like information warfare is under way. we need to appeal to the international community even though the status of our country on the island does not change. >> gemba added the japanese government sees no dispute over their sovereignty. and the latest standoff at sea around the senkaku islands is over. four chinese patrol ships left japanese territorial waters. they entered the area earlier in the day and navigated there for several hours. japan coast guard crews spotted the marine surveillance vessels at midda
KCSMMHZ
Oct 4, 2012 6:00am PDT
. u.s. president barack obama and his republican challenger, mitt romney, debated the economy, health care, and the role of government. their debate took place in colorado, one of the battleground states that could decide the election next month. nhk world's mami mochizuki reports from denver. >> reporter: this could turn out to be the most scrutinized event in the election. the first televised debate ahead of the november vote. for both candidates, risks are high. >> president obama and governor romney. [ applause ] >> reporter: americans got their first chance to size up the candidates side by side. they've watched the incumbent for four years. barack obama came into office promising to lead a turnaround. but economy growth has been sluggish. still, he leads in a number of polls, but only just. >> the only way to meet governor romney's pledge of not reducing the deficit, or not adding to the deficit, is by burdening middle-class families. now, that's not my analysis. >> reporter: mitt romney has tried to make the case that his business experience prepares him to lead a recovery. but
KCSMMHZ
Oct 23, 2012 2:30pm PDT
's refugees worsens, and the eu calls on countries to work harder to resolve the crisis. >> the u.s. election campaign is gathering momentum in its final two weeks. u.s. president barack obama and his republican challenger mitt romney have had their final tv debate. >> they sparred over foreign policy where the president is perceived to have a clear evanish, but with the economy on the minds of most -- most voters, the candidates repeatedly reverted to domestic policy to win support. >> with two weeks until the election, the last debate between u.s. president barack obama and challenger mitt romney is dominating the news cycle. the topic was foreign policy, and viewer polls showed romney struggled to distance himself from the president. >> romney has pretty much to reach his breaking point. he has no argument anymore, and he never answers questions straight up. >> i thought last night, it showed that both romney and obama are pretty much in sync with foreign policy. >> with a race that is still too close to call, both candidates refused to give ground. president obama highlighted his track re
KCSMMHZ
Oct 29, 2012 6:00am PDT
>>> welcome to nhk world "newsline." people in the u.s. northeast are facing an onslaught of heavy rain and strong wins from hurricane sandy as it pushes inland. several municipalities in the storm's path have declared a state of emergency. some residents of new york city have been forced to evacuate and officials have shut down the city's mass transit. the storm is unusually large in diameter and is likely to pound a wide area for several days. the hurricane forced evacuation of some 370,000 residents from areas near the sea and new york city. officials have there have suspended subway and bus services. sandy is disrupting corporate activity with many companies not opening for business. none of the theaters on the city's famous broadway will be running performances on monday. the u.n. headquarters will be closed and the new york stock exchange will stop all trading on monday. internet trade willing also be suspended. we'll have more information on the hurricane from rash el ferguson of our weather team later in the program. >>> with just nine days to go before the u.s. presidentia
KCSMMHZ
Oct 2, 2012 9:30am PDT
. it is good to have you with us. this is what is coming up -- daily cocktail -- tainted alcohol in the czech republic. controversial mines -- gold rush in spain. and flexible giant -- polar bears in the arctic summer. >> the czechs hard to beat when it comes to drinking alcohol. statistics say they consume more than any other eu nation, but they have also made a name for themselves as alcohol producers. the original budweiser beer, for instance, comes from the czech republic and not from the u.s. but hard liquor is also in high demand, and it is expensive. the czech police have arrested members of a gang who made a fortune selling tainted liquor. more than to give you a dozen people died after drinking it, and numerous others are less scarred for life. >> vladimir drank just one glass of from the fourth watching a football game, but something tasted wrong. now he is lying in bed in the hospital blind and seriously ill, just like 20 others in his neighborhood. >> it was like somebody suddenly turned the lights off. everything went great. then my daughter brought me to the hospital. by that ti
KCSMMHZ
Oct 11, 2012 2:30pm PDT
on the line for us from istanbul. put this incident into perspective for us. what does it mean for to keep's role in the syrian conflict now -- turkey's role in the syrian conflict? >> turkey is getting ever deeper into the syrian conflict. we have the first incident on turkish soil where turkey took action against another state. there was a similar case last year when they stopped an iranian plane on its way to syria. this time, russia is involved. the turkish officials with whom i've been speaking are very eager to play this down, to say that maybe the russians did not know what was on the plane. they will work it out with the russians, so they are very easy not to cause another crisis. >> we understand there is a meeting scheduled for december 3 between the leaders. what do you think this incident will do to relations between russia and turkey? >> i think there will be a crisis, at least in the short term, but i think both sides are interested in good relations. turkey needs russia because it depends on russian gas for its energy supply. russia -- for russia, turkey is very important, s
KCSMMHZ
Oct 23, 2012 9:30am PDT
fear the government is responsible. they use every opportunity to insult us. >> turkey's sunni prime minister called the alawis his -- >> there is only one place for muslims to go and pray. that is the mosque. i don't have anything against their cultural centers. they create divisions in society. >> the idea of men and women dancing together is unimaginable to some muslims. they sing songs and recite poetry while worshiping. their perspective is humanistic and less dogmatic. they worship the son-in-law of the profit mohammad. men and women are symbolically equal, which they show by watching each other's hands. -- washing each other's hands. >> the creator made a man and woman out of a drop of water. if that is how he sought, why shouldn't we treat them equally? >> for sunnis, such an immense amount to heresy. they generally keep their traditions and songs to themselves. the syrian dictator is part of a related sect. >> if there is a dictatorship, the people should get rid of it. it is not the business of other countries to get involved. we have seen what has happened in the so-called
KCSMMHZ
Oct 29, 2012 5:30pm PDT
in tokyo. people in the u.s. northeast are looking out their windows and seeing the blurry images of a storm headed their way. they're facing an onslaught of rain and wind as hurricane sandy pushing inland. two people are missing after a ship sank off north carolina. several municipalities in the storm's path have declared a state of emergency. forecasters say the storm is unusually large. it's expected to cut across new jersey over the next several hours. more than 6,000 houses in the state have already lost electricity. u.s. president barack obama made a direct appeal to people in the hurricane's path. >> the most important message that i have for the public right now is please listen to what your state and local officials are saying. when they tell you to evacuate, you need to evacuate. >> 370,000 new yorkers who live close to the water have left. the wind was so strong it bent the metal on a crane at this construction site. city officials have shet down the transit system. businesses and shops have closed. workers are piling up sandbags in front of subway entrances and buildin
KCSMMHZ
Oct 5, 2012 2:30pm PDT
were reported, but turkish soldiers returned fire across the border. as the, the u.s. security council condemned syria for firing mortars at turkey earlier this week, an attack in which five people died. for the very latest, let's go straight to ankara where thomas is standing by for us. tell us more on this latest incident. what more do you know? >> we know that federal villages from the area have told the turkish media that they heard explosions in the vicinity just over the border. nobody knows if it is quite true yet if those explosions came from turkish rounds fighting with syria or indeed fighting raging inside syria between rebels and government forces. it is a little bit unclear at the moment. what seems to be clear, though, is that turkey is making it very clear to syria that it is not accepting any more of this cross-border shelling.% the response was immediate by turkish artillery into syria itself. >> let's look into the warning there -- he has been saying since the middle of the week that turkey is not looking for work, but today, he is now saying it is close to war. what
KCSMMHZ
Oct 29, 2012 9:30am PDT
. >> thomas and his brother used to make music together. now thomas must compose songs -- like the one on his cell phone -- on his own. malaria is an infectious disease transmitted by mosquitoes. we travelled through western kenya to see how people are trying to protect themselves against it. like at this school in kisii. the children learn how to protect themselves from mosquitoes in a playful way. but there's still a lot of fear.. >> i'm scared. one day i saw my friend being bitten. i was sleeping with my friend and i saw him bitten and he was crying for help. >> his friend is fine and the boys are learning how to live with their fear. gadson sings a rap song he wrote to reassure his fellow pupils. the song's message is that something can be done about malaria. and something is being done in this green portable building. here two aid organizations -- the kenya ngos alliance against malaria and british international health charity merlin -- are working together. they also receive support from the us agency for international development. their campaign to eradicate alaria uses basic materials
KCSMMHZ
Oct 30, 2012 9:30am PDT
. good to have you with us today. ukrainians who are putting their hopes outside parliament. why britons are divided. and god's mission -- a trip along the dutch bible belt. the ukraine has been in a state of political paralysis for several years now. there are power struggles going on on many levels. ukrainians have been waiting to go to the polls for four years, but only now are parliamentary elections taking place. the eu is watching with some suspicion, especially after the controversial jailing of the former prime minister. her political archenemy still leads the country as president. and an increasing number of ukrainians are asking themselves who they can trust that all. one thing is clear -- it is not the political elite. >> it is quite an animated evening. an amateur ensembles stages a comedy about marriage, but it is less about love that about the dowry, money, and influence. just like in ukrainian politics says this journalist who invited the actors to come to kiev's old market. the building has long since become a symbol. influential businessme want to privatize it, but these
KCSMMHZ
Oct 1, 2012 2:30pm PDT
to try to get better relations with russia because it is a very important market for us. it is important for us to have good ties to russia to get up our economy again. we also tend to go for the way which saakashvili did. we want to go further towards european union and nato. >> thank you very much for that. staying in moscow, a russian court has postponed the punk band pussy riot's appeal after one of them fired her lawyer. they have been given nine days to find a new lawyer. the anti-kremlin trio have been sentenced to two years in jail on a number of charges including disturbing the peace. they staged a protest against vladimir putin earlier this year. >> the women from pussy riot came to the appeal hearing without any great expectations that they would be released, but what came next was surely a shock. one of the trio had decided to break with the defense team. >> i do not exactly know what has happened. we met of three women on friday. one of them confirmed we would continue to work together. something must have happened over the weekend. >> the lawyers believe someone may have pr
KCSMMHZ
Oct 9, 2012 5:30pm PDT
. there are worries about the failure of u.s. policy makers to agree so far on a fiscal plan. >> reporter: he ran through a list of challenges in developed countries. government spending cuts, a weak financial system, high unemployment. emerging economies such as china drove the recovery from the global downturn, but they have cooled off. >> clearly the downside if the global economy were to slow much more than expected, then additional policy measures will be needed. >> reporter: he said he was encouraged by the easy money policies of many banks and pieces to what he called a complex puzzle are starting to fall into place. he said if the puzzle can be completed, then one can hope that the worst might be behind us. ron madison, nhk world, tokyo. >>> this high level gathering wouldn't have been happening here in tokyo if things had gone according to plan. accordi organizers originally decided to go in egypt. immediately raised his hand and proposed japan would host. we spoke with the vice minister of finance for international finance. >> reporter: vice minister nakoa was instrumental to bringing t
KCSMMHZ
Oct 15, 2012 6:00am PDT
developed a theory on so-called matching methods. professor alvin used shapley's theory to clarify market functions. the academy says the two economists have achieved outstanding economic engineering. >>> a former syrian opposition leader says the u.n. and arab league envoy may take a new approach to ending the civil war. burhan ghalioun says lakhdar brahimi wants to send in thousands of peacekeepers. government and opposition forces have been fighting for a year and a half. ghalioun said brahimi hopes to deploy at least 3,000 armed peacekeepers. 300 unarmed u.n. monitors were forced to leave the country in august. government and opposition forces are fighting for control of the northern city of aleppo and the central city of homs. human rights activists say more than 30,000 people have been killed in syria since the uprising began in march of last year. they say more than 300,000 have fled to neighboring countries. brahimi plans to visit damascus this week to present his proposal to president bashar al assad. brahimi visited a longtime ally of syria to look for help in ending the crisis.
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Oct 16, 2012 9:30am PDT
ruined us. spain does not respect our culture or our language. this has to stop. our people have tried everything to get along with spain, but ultimately, we had to reach the decision to found a state of our own. >> the regional government of catalonia has voted to bring forward elections to the end of this november. the incumbent president hopes to achieve an absolute majority. one goal of his liberal nationalist party is a popular referendum on catalonia and independence, a shift from the party's previous, more moderate course. >> there's no way back. we know it will be a huge challenge, but there is no other option. otherwise, they would be selling themselves out, and we don't want that. >> not everyone agrees. outside the parliament of the autonomous region of catalonia, outraged citizens staged a protest. they accuse the government of being corrupt and wasting money. local politicians say the protesters are also responsible for spain's pipe -- financial crisis. >> the catalonia government is using the beta of independence to diverted attention from the serious problems that have a
KCSMMHZ
Oct 22, 2012 2:30pm PDT
--www.ncicap.org-- >> thank you for being with us. we start with a spectacular fall from grace for the cycling legend, lance armstrong. he has been stripped of all of his seventh tour de france titles and banned for life by the international cycling union. >> the cycling world governing body said it was ratifying sanctions taken earlier this month by the u.s. anti-dumping agency -- anti-doping agency, usada. >> it had claimed that armstrong was at the heart of the "most sophisticated and successful" of doping programs the sport had seen. >> uci has ousted him from the sport. >> uci will ban armstrong from cycling and strip him of his seventh tour de france titles. lance armstrong has no place in cycling. >> the uci upheld sanctions imposed by usada, accuses armstrong of being at the heart of a systematic doping culture. usada alleges the rider's victories from 1999-2005, after his recovery from cancer, or helped by illegal substances -- were helped by illegal substances. his teammates say he was bullying them into keeping quiet. there has been criticism of the uci for accepting
KCSMMHZ
Oct 25, 2012 2:30pm PDT
favored international rivals. thanks for joining us. we start in syria where the military has agreed to a cease- fire over the four-day muslim holiday. >> international peace envoy lackdar brahimi has held talks to mediated truce starting on friday. >> all the one rebel group has rejected the proposal, the united nations hopes it could create the basis for dialogue and a longer lasting peace agreement. >> it is a statement many had been hoping for. an announcement on state television -- declaration confirming a cease-fire is to take effect at midnight -- reads a declaration confirming a cease-fire is to take effect at midnight. smoke and the sounds of fighting visible across what appears to be damascus, but it is not possible to verify when or where the video was recorded. i and other syrian hot spots, fighting continued throughout the day -- in other syrian hot spots. rebels in aleppo say they have taken control of several neighborhoods there. videos like these make scenes like this seem almost unreal. syrians risk a trip to the market for some last-minute holiday shopping. >> we ar
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Oct 26, 2012 6:00am PDT
. >>> barack obama has served as an example in hiss campaign's effort to get out the vote. the u.s. president stopped at a polling station near his home in chicago. campaign strategists for both obama and opponent mitt romney say early voting could be a decisive factor in the election. obama became the first president to vote early. e usualed his supporters to exercise their rights before election day, november 6th. obama made the same pitch in the 2008 presidential election. votes cast early accounted for about 30% of the total. >> all across the country we're seeing a lot of early voting. it means you don't have to figure out if the you need to take time off from work, figure out how to pick up the kids. >> experts say the share of early votes this time could reach 35%. the figure could exceed to 60% in swing states such as colorado and florida. >>> a new opinion poll suggests romney has topped 50% support among likely voters. that's the first time he's hit that mark. pollsters for abc news and "the washington post" surveyed about 1,400 likely voters from sunday through wednesday. 50% of re
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Oct 26, 2012 2:30pm PDT
and then using his influence as prime minister to cover up the alleged offense -- the so-called rubygate trial. >> he is almost like the cat with nine lives. does this ruling in his political life at all? >> i think the announcement he made earlier this week did more so than today's conviction, and i think that mr. berlusconi has been seen in recent months -- the support for his party is declining, despite his fading charisma. i think gradually, italians are confining him to their past. >> john hooper in rome, thank you very much for that. a powerful car bomb has exploded in the syrian capital damascus, killing at least five people and wounding 32 more. >> the attack comes on day one of what was supposed to be a four-day cease-fire for the muslim holiday. >> activists say at least 70 people have been killed in violence across the country. then the bomb exploded when it shot district of damascus, mainly populated by sunni muslims. it detonated by a mosque and a playground set up for the festival. state television said that the victims included children. along with the bomb blast, there were rep
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Oct 1, 2012 6:00am PDT
the plant. the town uses the funds to build public schools and run hospitals. the resumption is expected to create new jobs. across the street from ohma is the city of hakodate. it opposes the restart. parts of the municipalities are within 30 kilometers of the plant. residents are worried about safety. hakodate's mayor says the project should be frozen indefinitely. he says the city plans to take legal action to stop it. >> translator: our city is considering a lawsuit. i want to prepare quickly. >> industry minister yukio edano says power companies should bear the primary responsibility of winning approval of local municipalities for resuming construction of nuclear plants. he says this remains unchanged from before last year's disaster. >>> members of japan's nuclear regulation authority say they'll examine the ohma plant using new safety standards. they say they won't allow the facility to operate unless it meets the requirements. >>> unemployment in the 17-nation eurozone remained at record highs in august. the european union statistics agency said the jobless rate remained at 11.4%
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Oct 8, 2012 9:30am PDT
>> hello and welcome to global 3000 -- your weekly update on global developments that affect us all. and here's what we have coming up for you today -- culture clash -- we follow a young volunteer on his journey to kenya. two-edged fortunes -- in india sterilisation is the ticket to an unusual lottery. and diamond in the rough -- how brazil has professionalized the search for the next football super star. how to tackle poverty, global health and climate change -- these are only a few of the big issues many young adults want to work on when they leave school. "weltwÄrts" is an organization that offers young people the chance to make a difference in various projects around the globe. we've followed one of their volunteers to kenya, where he joins the local organization ecofinder. here nicolas kawerau is in for an experience of a lifetime. he discovers his role in supporting an environment project around lake victoria. we join him on his first day -- a new beginning for both, the young student and the local staff he will support. >> nicolas is anxious about his first day on the job in
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Oct 17, 2012 2:30pm PDT
that will allow us to have hope, and hopefully, we have good news for columbia -- colombia. >> for almost half a century, leftist farc guerrillas have waged war, financing their campaign through drug trafficking and hostage-taking. their most prominent captive was the former colombian presidential candidate who spent six years in a jungle camp before her release. the fate of other hostages is still unknown. their families hope their concerns will be heard in oslo. >> we feel the pain, and we need to know the truth. these people need to be reunited with their loved ones. we are appealing to the government and to farc to put this at the top of the agenda and listen to victims. >> peace negotiations have failed three times before. now, the people looking to oslo for the long-awaited break through. >> colombians are longing for peace, but what exactly are the biggest obstacles that the government and rebels are bringing to the negotiating table? >> we put that question to our next guest. >> i think there are at least two big obstacles. one is to solve one of the biggest challenges of colombian his
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Oct 19, 2012 2:30pm PDT
in this group who accepts that lebanon is used as a battleground and that lebanese pay the price. >> the syrian government denied it had any hand in the bombing. >> international envoy brahimi i in syria pushing for a temporary cease-fire. >> meanwhile, syria war -- syrian warplanes continue to fire on rebel positions. unconfirmed reports indicate that 150 people were killed on thursday. well, europe is set to get a banking regulator next year. at a two-day summit in brussels, eu leaders came up with a time line for the body to be gradually implemented in 2013. >> the details are still to be hashed out, but here's what we know right now -- the european central bank will function as supervisor in chief and have the power to intervene in any of the eurozone's 6000 banks. damages coming up with a time line was a compromise between france and germany, which had been at odds at the scope of the ecb's new powers and when they will be put in place. and it was a long night for the chancellor, but in the end, angela merkel got what she wanted. a eurozone banking supervisor will not go into operation in
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Oct 23, 2012 6:00am PDT
to locking down votes. the u.s. presidential candidates wrapped up their third and final debate ahead of the november 6th election. they sparred over foreign policy and their discussion touched on everything from the situation in the middle east to relations with china. nhk world's anthony izaki reports from boca raton, florida. >> reporter: it started with a handshake, but the friendliness ended there. president barack obama and mitt romney spent the next 90 minutes to both outwit and outmaneuver each other. obama highlighted the foreign policy achievements of his administration over the past four years. >> we ended the war in iraq, refocused our attention on those who actually killed us on 9/11. and we're now able to transition out of afghanistan in a responsible way, making sure that afghans take responsibility for their own security. and that allows us also to rebuild alliances and make friends around the world to combat future threats. >> reporter: on the other hand, romney accused obama of making the united states appear weak immediately after taking office. >> the president beg
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Oct 12, 2012 2:30pm PDT
-president of candidates exchanged verbal blows in the u.s. presidential race. across europe this friday, there is collation and disbelief. the european union has won the nobel peace prize. >> most leaders are bogged down in efforts to deal with the eurozone debt crisis. >> there was a spontaneous and unprecedented round of applause. >> one i woke up, i did not expected to be such a good day. we received the news of the award of the global peace prize. >> it came as a surprise to many in brussels on rent for its historic role in honoring the continent. >> they have helped to transform most of europe from a continental or continental peace. >> the president of the european parliament's interrupted the business to to vienna to respond. >> for me, this is also a personal thing. everything i have worked for, all the energy into pushing this forward has been honored today. >> there was a last-minute change to the schedule. currently in finland ahead of the european council summit, the finnish prime minister played down the importance of the eu's achievement. >> we had the two world wars. the
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Oct 2, 2012 2:30pm PDT
a billion euros. he says the money will be used for consolidation and he is not planning any new acquisitions in the next two years. that ipo could be a hopeful sign for shares in the coming months. our markets correspondent has more from frankfurt. >> the ipo is a sign of hope for many traders. they are hoping for more ipos to come. 20% of the german mobile phone operator will soon be sold on the stock market according to its parent company. of the ipo process is planned to start as early as this week. all of this is good news for people in the trading floors because ipos only work when there is a certain not of confidence on the markets. a certain amount of reliability. with all of these new players on the stock market, many people here are hoping for stock prices to continue to rise. >> continuing to rise is not what they're doing now in europe. as you can see on the board in the background, putting on the brakes -- the dax down almost 0.3%. the eurostoxx 50 also sliding. the same in new york, the dow jones is losing its gains from yesterday. it was a strong start to the week.
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Oct 8, 2012 5:30pm PDT
which can then be used to form all the tissues of the body. >> the nobel society has today decided to award the nobel prize in physiology or medicine 2012 jointly to john b.gergen and shinya yamanaka. >> he is 50 years old. he's a professor at kyoto university. he established the method to produce ips cells. they're capable of becoming specialized cells which can then be used to create tissues such as heart muscle. he succeeded by introducing four types of genes to cells removed from parts of the body. he reported success with mice in 2006 and a year later generated human ips cells. john gergen was the first to hiypothesize that genomes would -- 40 years wlaert yamanaka confirmed and expapded on his thesis. creating and reproducing diseased cells in the lab. members of the nobel committee says their work has made an important contribution to new medical research. professor yamanaka spoke about his nobel prize win at kyoto university. >> translator: i am very happy about receiving this prize. but at the same time i feel a great sense of responsibility. ips is a new technology and it
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Oct 9, 2012 2:30pm PDT
transactions. >> the nobel prize for physics goes to the scientists from france and the u.s. >> we began in greece where tens of thousands of angry protesters filled the streets of athens on tuesday to greet german chancellor angela merkel. >> it is her first visit there since the eurozone crisis erupted. she reaffirmed their commitment to keep the debt-ridden state inside your's single currency but offered no promise of further aid. >> a new report on the greek reform process is due next month, and in the meantime, greece is negotiating highly unpopular austerity measures. protesters blamed merkel. >> this morning's peaceful protest turned violent in their early afternoon. police used tear gas to disperse demonstrators. some 40,000 people took to the streets of athens to express their anger with the eu, the austerity measures, and the german chancellor. safely away from the protests, angela merkel said she understood the problems facing many greeks. she promised help as athens performs its health system. >> i believe it will be worth it in the long run. if problems are not solved now, t
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Oct 10, 2012 5:30pm PDT
are stationed in afghanistan, mostly from the u.s. some nations want to speed up the pull out of the soldiers. but they confirm no changes to the withdrawal plan. ministers insist military police control an area covering three-quarters of the country's population. they also agree to draw up plans to train to handle the aftermath of the combat troop withdrawal. nato secretary general insisted the schedule is based on objective assessments of the situation in afghanistan. >> it's not because partners rush for the exit. it's not because of lack of cohesion within our coalition. on the contrary. >> but relations between nato-led forces and afghanistan have been strained by insider attacks. afghan military and police, or people wearing afghan uniforms, have killed more than 50 foreign soldiers this year. >>> people in north korea are marking the 67th anniversary of the founding of the ruling workers party. it's the first time the new leader, kim jong un, has overseen the celebrations. north koreans lined up on the hill in pyongyang to offer flowers in front of statues of the late heads of state ki
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Oct 4, 2012 2:30pm PDT
the u.s. state department said it considered -- for more. >> the u.s. state department said it considered turkey's response to be proportionate. thursday morning, turkey launched a second round of shelling. some reports say several syrian soldiers were killed. >> the retaliation came after five turkish civilians were killed after syrian mortar fire. turkey says that syria has now apologized for that incident and has promised it would not happen again. >> it is a small turkish town bordering war-torn syria. it has come under the line of fire. syrian borders struck a residential neighborhood, killing five civilians -- syrian mortars struck a residential neighborhood, killing five civilians. cross-border buyer has struck 37 times since the start of the syrian uprising -- cross-border fire has struck turkey several times since the start of the syrian uprising. the government says this bill is not a declaration of war against syria. >> turkey is not a country that wants war. it is a country that wants peace, but we're also a part of a country that is visible -- capable of doing w
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Oct 18, 2012 6:00am PDT
similar advice for chinese leaders. u.s. deputy secretary of state william burns wants them to resolve the senkaku dispute diplomatically rather than by making the threats or using force. burns met in beijing with chinese foreign minister yang jiechi. he reportedly told yang the united states will not take sides on the issue, something american officials have said repeatedly in recent weeks. china's state-run xinhua news agency reports yang reiterated his country's stance on the dispute. chinese maintain the uninhabited islands are part of their territory. analysts see this latest comment as a message to the u.s. to stay out of the matter. >>> dozens of politicians in japan have done something their neighbors in south korea and china feel opens an old wound. two cabinet ministers and nearly 70 other lawmakers visited the yasukuni shrine. the site honors japan's war dead, including major war criminals. the lawmakers are mainly from the ruling democratic party and the main opposition liberal democratic party. transport minister yuch row hata and yukio shimoji were among them. >> i signed
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Oct 22, 2012 6:00am PDT
their cars. the u.s. and the european union slapped economic sanctions on syria, including a ban on imports of oil. gas prices are about 50% higher than they were three months ago. >> translator: gas prices have skyrocketed, and the quality is poorer. >> reporter: citizens long for a ceasefire that might bring them stability. government and opposition forces have been reluctant to lay down their arms. some are hoping they might start with a temporary truce and then build on that. sho beppu, nhk world, damascus. >>> egypt's president mohamed morsi promised to tackle problems that affect people's daily lives during his first 100 days in office. now that he's passed that milestone, egyptians are paying close attention and assessing his performance. nhk world's yu kobayashi has more from cairo. >> reporter: this website shows the status of the new president's program. it's become the most popular website in egypt. the site was set up by two egyptians in their 20s. members of the public use the site to evaluate the progress of morsi's policies. the site receives 6,000 to 10,000 hits a day. >> tr
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Oct 22, 2012 9:30am PDT
are able to read. the indian entrepreneur britsch kothari want to change that. he uses the power of bollywood, an approach that seems to be working. >> there is a heartfelt love for india here. we are in gulbai tekra in the western state of gujarat. there is one thing that people your passionate about, indian films, especially films with songs. brij kothari has capitalized on that with a smart business idea. it has meant to help people read and write better and improve their opportunities. >> in india, schooling is compulsory for every child. but many, like 9-year-old suraj, still have huge learning problems. >> he is in fourth grade, and i asked him to read a third grade level text. and he had extreme difficulties. he took probably two minutes to actually read one small sentence of five words. >> so what is going wrong? hemlataa jadwani put that question to this young woman. she says she showed up late for school once and the teacher beater. after that, she stopped going to school. >> the children are not being taught well at school. sometimes in class, there is a regularity. so
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Oct 11, 2012 6:00am PDT
. the purchase would spawn a global telecom giant. the negotiations are going on as the use of smartphones and other mobile devices is growing worldwide. sprint nextel has more than 56 million subscribers. nhk sources say softbank executives are in negotiations to acquire two-thirds of the total shares. softbank's total investment is expected to reach about $12.8 billion. both firms are providers for apple's iphones and both use a high-speed wireless communications protocol called lte or long-term evolution. the stronger yen is believed to be a factor in softbank's consideration in aspiring to buy sprint nextel. softbank executive are amay or may notally hoping to vastly expand their network in the u.s. where the market is showing considerable growth. if successful, the deal would lead to the creation of a telecommunications company with more than 90 million subscribers. >>> europe's financial leaders keep hearing others talk act their problems with debt. they're eager to turn the attention away from themselves. members of the international monetary fund and the world bank are discussing g
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